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Can you help Kourtney Kardashian's very ill cousin?

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Kourtney K begs fans for life-saving help

Kourtney Kardashian has taken her cousin's health struggles public in the hope that someone, anyone, will be able to help. Could you be the match they're looking for?

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian is making a public appeal for anyone who could possibly help to come forward. In a blog post published Tuesday, the mother of Mason and Penelope Disick explained the intense situation the family is facing with her counsin Cici's health.

"Hi everyone," Kourtney Kardashian's blog post began. "Our family really needs your help. My cousin Cici recently found out that after 17 years of battling cancer, her body has stopped responding to the chemotherapy and she desperately needs a bone marrow stem cell transplant."

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The trouble is, the cousin of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians reality royalty needs a very specific donor, making the search that much more difficult.

The 33-year-old went on to explain:

"Because Cici is of Armenian descent she needs to receive bone marrow from an Armenian donor, which means the pool of options is a lot smaller and she's having a difficult time finding a match. We are asking that any of you who are Armenian, have Armenian friends or extended family members consider signing up as a donor at the bone marrow registry, in hopes that we can find a match for Cici and give our beloved cousin many more years to live."

Just how harrowing is the process for the generous donor? Kourtney added, "Cici explained the process to us, and it’s actually not as intense as you might think."

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One procedure doesn't require surgery and is said to be much like giving blood. In fact, the donor is in and out of the hospital in one day!

Kourtney added, "We urge that you at least read more about the procedure and tell your Armenian friends of family."

Best wishes go out to Kourtney Kardashian and her cousin on their donor search!

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